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'''Ernest Thompson Seton''' (August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946) was an author (published in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the US), wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Seton also influenced Robert Baden-Powell|Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. His notable books related to Scouting include ''The Birch Bark Roll'' and ''Boy Scout Handbook|The Boy Scout Handbook''. He is responsible for the Cultural appropriation|appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be Native Americans in the United States|American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA.
Birth placeSouth Shields, England, United Kingdom
Death date{{death date and age|1946|10|23|1860|8|14}}
Death placeSeton Village, New Mexico, United States
Other names"Ernest Evan Thompson", "Ernest Seton Thompson", "Black Wolf", "Chief"
Known forfounder of the Woodcraft Indians and founding pioneer of the Boy Scouts of America
Occupationauthor, wildlife artist
AwardsJohn Burroughs Medal (1927)
Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal (1928)
Silver Buffalo Award
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